The only person I can think of who might not have ever complained about their job was probably Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
Everybody’s got something, no matter the job.
I get hot under the collar if I have to repeat myself too many times, or take a meeting that could have been an email. My husband’s biggest irritation is not knowing how many hours he will be expected to work on a give day. Any job that is public facing is going to have its share of trouble. At Blockbuster, back in the day, I got yelled at by a customer over 11 cents.
In honor of that 11 cents, here are what 11 people found most annoying about their own jobs.
Customer Service is hard enough when your boss has your back. Imagine how terrible it would be when your boss is just as bad as the customers!
“People are so rude” – it’s funny because it’s true. But am I the only one distracted by the fact that this gas station looks like a teapot?
3. Liquor stores
I was today-years-old when I learned these are called “off-license” in the UK. So now you know, in case anyone ever asks. But yes, I can totally imagine them being full of smarty pants trying to show off how smart their pants are.
4. Dollar Tree
Scheduling doesn’t have to be rocket science. And it doesn’t have to be abstract art either.
5. Life Guards
People just assume you’re a servant or jack-of-all-trades. It might be fun to come up with some clever, smart aleck responses.
I would 100% believe this. They don’t even need to give a reason why. We all know.
7. Corporate call centers
The larger the company, the less they care. It feels like a generally true rule-of-thumb. Also, what a way to inspire the best in your employees.
8. Grocery stores
I can only attest that it’s awfully busy during the after church rush.
9. Kids’ playplace
I don’t doubt it for a second. The parents are generally much worse than the kids.
No further explanation needed. Seriously.
11. Literally everything
You know it’s time for a break from people… when literally everyone you encounter is the worst.
Those are all absolutely some of the most annoying jobs I’ve ever heard of.
And there’s a fairly common theme: customers.
I’ve long said everyone should have to work in customer service at some point, so that they can be kinder to the people serving them in the future.
What do you think? Got any job woes to share? Drop them in the comments.